Research Fellow in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

London (GB)
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Fellow in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology 

Department of Population Health
Salary:     £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Friday 18 May 2018
Reference:     EPH-DPH-2018-06

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Fellow within the Department of Population Health (DPH). The post-holder will work collaboratively with an inter-disciplinary research team at LSHTM andpartners in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe, to contribute to the impact and causal pathway analyses of data generated from studies designed to evaluate the impact of ‘DREAMS’. DREAMS is an investment by PEPFAR and private-sector partners to reduce HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in high-burden districts in east and southern Africa.

The post offers an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to conduct causal inference analyses of data collected from randomly-selected cohorts of AGYW in evaluation settings in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. With data from these new cohort studies – which are nested within population-wide research platforms – the successful applicant will lead (a) analysis of the effect of DREAMS interventions on secondary outcomes, using regression and propensity score methods to adjust for confounding; and (b) causal mediation analyses to understand the extent to which any effect of DREAMS interventions on secondary outcomes is achieved through increasing determination, resilience, empowerment, and aspiration among AGYW. They will also provide training and statistical support to collaborators, for example, to prepare analysis plans and data specifications and demonstrate analytical techniques, working together with the PIs, data managers, statisticians and epidemiologists from the partner institutions.

Applicants must have an MSc in Medical Statistics with experience of working as a medical statistician, including analysis of large, longitudinal datasets, and ability to deliver training on data analysis. The successful candidate will have a relevant publication record, expertise in data management for epidemiological studies, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. A good understanding of HIV surveillance systems and research cohort studies in developing countries, and experience of working as a statistician in sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The Research Fellow in Medical Statistics will be based in London, travelling periodically to visit partners overseas. The post is available on a full-time basis commencing immediately for 12 months, with the possibility of extension depending on research funding. The appointment will be made on the Research Fellow scale, £38,533 to £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted, and a supporting statement that sets out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference EPH-PH-2018-06.

Further details:       Job Description 

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